[ExI] Basis of Belief
Henrique Moraes Machado
cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 19:24:51 UTC 2008
Kevin>Why is it that some people seem to think that any kind of pressure is
the same as violence? Taxation is violence. Law enforcement is violence.
>Ridicule is violence. At some point it needs to be recognized that violence
>is it's own thing. Just because something is disagreeable or hurts one's
>feelings does not make it violent in nature. An "invitation to violence" is
>not violence either. It is an invitation. The hurling of words can indeed
>deeply, but only in those who are open to listening. Violence on the other
>hand doesn't even allow the option of not listening. Things and ideas are
>different - hence the reason behind having different words for them.
Political correctness (which is a modern plague). And maybe that's the
reason that explains the fact that us occidentals are becoming a bunch of
When irony and sarcasm also start being classified as violence I hope I can
be off world...
There's a saying I like very much to use (and which I don't know who's the
author): If you don't want to be ridiculed then don't be ridiculous.
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